Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes

Chinese name: 西红柿炒鸡蛋 (xī hóng shì chǎo jī dàn)

With only salt added as the recipe shows, the Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes successfully keeps the original flavor and taste of the two main ingredients.

It is very simple so that many housewives and working class people would cook it very frequently. The dish also is of high nutrition value, being a good choice for body building and senility-resisting.


Recipe of Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes



2 tomatoes & 2 eggs

Ingredients of Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes


cooking oil; salt

Note: The amount of the ingredients and seasonings above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
Seasonings of Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes


1. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add a little water and salt. Beat up.
2. Leave the pedicels of the tomatoes. Clean and cut into chunks with the size of orange segments. Put onto a plate for further use.
Preparation of Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes



Place a wok over high heat. Add some cooking oil and heat it. Switch the heat to medium fire and pour the beaten egg slowly. Fry for 10-20 seconds. Then gently stir the egg from the edge of the wok to the center and continue frying for another 10-20 seconds until both sides turn golden. Turn off the heat. Cut the egg into small chunks. Remove and put on a plate.

Stir-fry the Egg

Leave some cooking oil in the wok. Add in tomato chunks when the cooking oil is hot. Stir-fry over high heat for 1-2 minutes until the juice almost dries out.

Add the Tomatoes

Add in some salt and thoroughly mix with the tomato chunks. Then put the egg chunks in and stir to combine with tomatoes. Turn off the heat. Serve the mixture on an exquisite plate.

Add Fried Egg

The Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes is finished. It looks bright and smells good.

Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes

Useful Tips:

1. A little white sugar can be added right before turning off the heat according to the individual’s taste. Actually, it will help to improve the flavor of the dish, with both of the tomatoes and eggs tasting much fresher.
2. If cooking the dish for guests, it is suggested to sprinkle some chopped green onion as garnish after dishing up.

How to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes:

1. Do follow the recipe above to prepare the eggs and tomatoes, because the proportion of the ingredients will definitely influence the flavor of the dish.
2. It is necessary to beat the egg thoroughly so that it can be fried well and have the right color.
3. Enough cooking oil should be added when stir-frying the eggs to avoid sticking to the wok.
4. In order to maintain the original flavor of the eggs and tomatoes, no extra water should be added during cooking.

Nutrition Value:

1. Tomato: Rich carotene, vitamin C and group B vitamins are contained, which does well in anti-aging, and preventing from cardiovascular diseases. Tomato also helps to lower the risk of suffering from heart disease and cancer.
2. Egg: Containing abundant protein, vitamins, lec
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    Ms. Kathy Preparing the Tomato

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- Last updated on Dec. 09, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes
Asked by andy from INDONESIA | Jan. 27, 2015 22:07Reply
green onion or scallion?
Thank you for your detailed Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes recipe. I've tried to make this dish using your recipe, but when I showed the dish result to my China Mainland's friend (they are from Beijing,Shandong, and Wuhan), three of three people said that i'm apparently lacking tomato ingredient there and I should use scallion instead of green onion. So which one is the authentic recipe?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lee from MALAYSIA | Jan. 28, 2015 01:06

Andy, you actually can make this dish according to your taste. Both green onion and scallion are ok. Northern Chinese people prefer to use green onion while southern Chinese like to use scallion. They function the same. Adding chopped green onion or scallion is to get rid of egg smell. When I cook this dish, I even add some white sugar. It tastes better.
Asked by Chris hui from HONG KONG | Apr. 09, 2014 06:43Reply
How much time do we need to do this dish?
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Answered by Carl from GERMANY | Apr. 09, 2014 21:03

I have made this dish many times. I can finish it in ten minutes. It is not difficult to cook this dish.
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